What Made You Start College Fashion?
I started College Fashion when I was a sophomore in college, way back in 2007. I loved reading fashion blogs (blogging was just starting to take off then!) but there was nothing aimed at my demographic – college women. I decided if it didn’t exist, I should create it, and College Fashion was born. We’re the original style blog for college women.
What Keeps You Motivated To Work On The Website?
I absolutely love what I do so it’s not difficult to stay motivated! I love helping our readers solve problems and build confidence through fashion. Fashion is such an amazing medium for self expression and creativity, so I adore being immersed in it every day.
Where Do You Get Your Fashion Inspiration?
I get fashion inspiration from everywhere – from movies to song lyrics to home decor! I’m a very visual person so I love browsing Lookbook.nu, Pinterest, and Instagram. I screenshot everything on my phone so I have a constantly growing folder of fashion inspiration to draw from.
How Would You Describe Your Personal Style?
I would describe my style as modern minimalist with a bit of an edge – I love simple pieces with unique details, like a classic trench coat with studded shoulders, or black leather ankle boots with cutouts. I mostly stick to neutral tones and add interest with texture and detail.
Any Other Websites Our Readers Should Follow?
How do you pick the right jewelry for an outfit?
Lately I’ve been sticking to fewer, well-made pieces. One of my best friends is a jewelry designer (http://www.cylethomas.com) so I’ve been wearing his custom pieces lately – they’re mainly nautical-inspired and I’m from Cape Cod so they remind me of home. I used to only buy cheap jewelry from fast fashion stores but I’ve been focusing on fewer, higher-quality pieces these days. I find that a couple of well-chosen quality pieces beat ten cheap pieces any day in terms of aesthetics. I’ve noticed this in the blogosphere as well, a trend towards fewer pieces of higher quality instead of the Forever 21 arm party.
Dog Or Cat?
Cat! I’m a certifiable crazy cat lady, plus my fiance’ is allergic to dogs anyway.